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O'Reilly, John Boyle - What man would be wise, let him drink of the river

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John Boyle O'Reilly – from Songs, Legends and Ballads

What man would be wise, let him drink of the river
That bears on its bosom the record of time;
A message to him every wave can deliver
To teach him to creep till he knows how to climb;
Who heeds not experience, trust him not; tell him
The scope of one mind can but trifles achieve,
The weakest who draws from the mine will excel him -
The wealth of mankind is the wisdom they leave

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O Reilly, John Boyle

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